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Limoncello Spritzer

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Your guests will love this delicious and easy Italian lemon cocktail spritzer made with limoncello, prosecco and club soda! This simple cocktail is perfect for special occasions like New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day or a summer backyard party.

Two champagne flutes filled with limoncello, prosecco and club soda with a lemon twist.

This limoncello spritzer with prosecco recipe is light and refreshing without being too sweet or too lemony, as if that was possible.

A bottle of Prosecco, bottle of Limoncello and can of La Croix limoncello sparkling water.

Limoncello Prosecco Spritzer ingredients:

  • a good quality limoncello – cheap limoncello tastes like Pledge!!
  • prosecco – Italian sparkling wine similar to champagne.
  • club soda or sugar-free La Croix lemon sparkling water.
Two champagne flutes fill with limoncello prosecco spritzer and a lemon twist surrounded by small lights.

How to make a Limoncello Spritzer

Pour .5 ounce of limoncello into a 7 ounce champagne flute.

Limoncello in two champagne flutes with the bottle in the background and lemon rinds laying on the marble top.

Add .5 ounce of club soda or La Croix sparkling water to the glass.

Sparkling lemon water added to the limoncello in the two flutes with a bottle of limoncello in the background.

Top off the cocktail with 6 ounces of prosecco.

Two champagne flutes with limoncello, prosecco and lemon sparkling water with a lemon twist.

Add a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Looking down on two champagne flutes filled with limoncello spritzer with a lemon twist.

This is the cocktail that I have chosen for New Year’s Eve this year. I want to go into the new year with a light, bright, bubbly outlook!!

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Chill the limoncello for several hours before serving. High quality or homemade limoncello using 100 proof vodka can be frozen until ready to serve. Lower proof will be more like a slushy consistency but still delicious.
  • I could not find club soda at the grocery store, so I chose to use the Limoncello flavored La Croix sparkling water. My drink was not sweet at all, which works for me. Club soda is traditionally used in Spritzer recipes.
  • A 750ml bottle of prosecco is equal to 25.36 ounces.

What is limoncello?

It is a sweet Italian liqueur with intense lemon flavor. It is made by placing lemon peels in a bottle with vodka that is set aside to steep for several weeks to develop the highly concentrated lemon flavor by releasing the citrus oils. It is then mixed with simple syrup (sugar water) to create a sweet liqueur that can be sipped straight, or mixed into a cocktail.

What is prosecco?

Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made in Northern Italy from Glera grapes, unlike champagne which is made in France from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier grapes.

Prosecco like Champagne comes in different varieties:

  • Extra Brut – very dry
  • Brut – slightly sweeter than the Extra Brut
  • Extra Dry – even more sweetness than either Brut variety, but not too sweet.
  • Dry – this is the sweetest of the prosecco varieties.

The Cupcake Prosecco that I used is a Dry variety with a DOC designation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). It is a good prosecco at a good price. Prosecco brands with the DOCG designation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) have higher standards to meet, therefore the quality and the price is higher.

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Enjoy!!

Limoncello Spritzer

Your guests will love this delicious and easy Italian lemon cocktail spritzer made with limoncello, prosecco and club soda!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: prosecco, limoncello, lemon cocktail, sparkling
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 34kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Champagne glasses

Ingredients

  • .5 ounce limoncello I used Caravella
  • .5 ounce club soda or sparkling lemon water
  • 6 ounces Prosecco I used Cupcake

Instructions

  • Pour .5 ounce of limoncello into a 7 ounce champagne flute.
  • Add .5 ounce of club soda or La Croix sparkling water to the glass.
  • Top off the cocktail with 6 ounces of prosecco.
  • Add a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Chill the limoncello for several hours before serving. High quality or homemade limoncello using 100 proof vodka can be frozen until ready to serve. Lower proof will be more like a slushy consistency but still delicious.
  • I could not find club soda so I chose to use the Limoncello flavored La Croix sparkling water. My drink was not sweet at all, which works for me. Club soda is traditionally used in Spritzer recipes.
  • A 750ml bottle of prosecco is equal to 25.36 ounces.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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